Author: William H. Johnson, Kim Knox BeckiusPublish On:
When the fiercest of all New England storms— the Great Hurricane of 1938 —
bore down on the Watch Hill appendage with little warning , the storm surge
swept away the Point's cottage community , yacht club and all , leaving only a
Author: William H. Johnson, Kim Knox Beckius
To explore the New England Coast is to explore the roots of our nation, from the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock to the Battle of Bunker Hill. It is to experience the traditions that have shaped our culture and livelihood, from the quaint fishing villages at land’s end to the prestigious colleges of Boston. And it is to witness the natural wonders of Cape Cod’s miles of open beach, the rugged cliffs along the Maine Coast, the dense forests of Acadia National Park, and much more. In The New England Coast, writer Kim Knox Beckius and photographer William H. Johnson present the sights and experiences that make this region one of the country’s most popular destinations, beloved by year-round residents and seasonal vacationers alike. As it highlights the coast’s history and culture, the book also offers practical travel information and suggestions for the best ways to explore the region. It is an ideal companion for the millions who flock to the New England Coast every summer, as well as perfect fireside reading during the harsh Atlantic winters.
Palmer ' s Island Lighthouse NEW BEDFORD This lighthouse , built in 1849 , is on a small I island in the Acushnet River , and it marks DIRECTIONS the west ...
The infamous September 21 , 1938 , hurricane hit hard in Southern New England
Author: Elinor De Wire
Icons of the American shoreline, the lighthouses of the Atlantic coast stand in eloquent witness to the nations rich seafaring history. A guide to the longest-standing sentinels of all, those of New England, this engaging illustrated handbook takes you on a fascinating, fact-filled tour of the historic lighthouses of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Written by one of the nations most respected lighthouse historians, this pocket field guide is as informative as it is easy-to-use. You will find historical and architectural details, anecdotes about deadly storms, hauntings, and life as a lightkeeper, and directions to more than 150 lighthouses from Cape Neddick in Maine to Boston Light, Americas first true lighthouse. Here are the towers of limestone, granite, and iron gracing shipwrecking islands aptly called "The Miseries" and "The Graves," as well as the beacons once fueled by whale oil and kerosene still standing at colorfully named points such as Burnt Coat Harbor and Deer Island Thorofare. With eye-catching color photographs, vintage postcards, and historical black and white images, this field guide is the ideal companion for travelers, tourists, and history buffs alike, as they explore the lighthouses of New England.
The maximum depression at New York was reached at 2:43 p.m. , but the peak
stage did not occur until 4:30 p.m. It 18 ... A major part of the storm wave
impinged on the southern New England coast at about 4:45 p.m. as observed at
Author: New England-New York Inter-agency CommitteePublish On: 1957
The September 1938 hurricane was the most severe and caused great loss of life
and damages. Two of the hurricane storms in 1954, occurring on August 31 and
September 10, caused flood damage on the New England coast. A study of ...
Author: New England-New York Inter-agency Committee
Author: American National Red CrossPublish On: 1939
APPENDIX H Tropical Storms in New England The article , “ Hurricane of
September 16 to 22 , 1938 , ” by I . R . Tannehill in the Monthly Weather Review ,
September ... On the coast of Connecticut the high tides and hurricane winds
The Great Hurricane, 1938 is a spellbinding hour-by-hour reconstruction of one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to hit the United States.
Author: Cherie Burns
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
“Before there was the Perfect Storm, there was the Great Hurricane of 1938. A riveting and wonderfully written account” (Nathaniel Philbrick). On the night of September 21, 1938, news on the radio was full of the invasion of Czechoslovakia. There was no mention of any severe weather. By the time oceanfront residents noticed an ominous color in the sky, it was too late to escape. In an age before warning systems and the ubiquity of television, this unprecedented storm caught the Northeast off guard, obliterated coastal communities on Long Island and in New England, and killed nearly seven hundred people. The Great Hurricane: 1938 is a spellbinding hour-by-hour reconstruction of one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to hit the United States. With riveting detail, Burns weaves together countless personal stories of loved ones lost and lives changed forever—from those of the Moore family, washed to sea on a raft formerly their attic floor, to Katharine Hepburn, holed up in her Connecticut mansion, watching her car take to the air like a bit of paper. “A very good book.” —The Washington Post
Keeper Small had many stories of his years in the Lighthouse Service , but
unfortunately , the most tragic occurred here in 1938. As the famous 1938 Hurricane traveled up the New England coast , Palmer Island found itself directly
in its track .
Author: James Claflin
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Massachusetts Coast is a unique tribute to the men and women who protected mariners from shipping disasters. With a variety of vintage images from private as well as museum collections, this rare glimpse into the lives of the dedicated workers who protected thousands of vessels plying the dangerous waters of Massachusetts Bay and Nantucket Sound is a visual journey to an earlier era in our nations history. Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of many previously unpublished images to tell the story of a state dependent upon its coastal commerce. From Cape Ann to New Bedford, residents of Massachusetts have relied heavily on the sea for employment, trade, and nourishment. The task of lighting and protecting the coasts was taken on by the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Within these pages, see the Cape Ann lighthouse keeper proudly posed in his uniform, the Cape Cod life savers launching their surf-boat through the breakers toward the shipwreck, and the Boston Bay lighthouse keepers family returning by skiff from their brief excursion to town. Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Massachusetts Coast is a unique tribute to the men and women who protected mariners from shipping disasters. With a variety of vintage images from private as well as museum collections, this rare glimpse into the lives of the dedicated workers who protected thousands of vessels plying the dangerous waters of Massachusetts Bay and Nantucket Sound is a visual journey to an earlier era in our nations history. Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of many previously unpublished images to tell the story of a state dependent upon its coastal commerce. From Cape Ann to New Bedford, residents of Massachusetts have relied heavily on the sea for employment, trade, and nourishment. The task of lighting and protecting the coasts was taken on by the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Within these pages, see the Cape Ann lighthouse keeper proudly posed in his uniform, the Cape Cod life savers launching their surf-boat through the breakers toward the shipwreck, and the Boston Bay lighthouse keepers family returning by skiff from their brief excursion to town.
The 21 September 1938 hurricane is considered the record and design hurricane
for southern New England and is considered to have a recurrence interval of
more than 100 years. Along the southern coast the storm surge height was 4 m ...
Author: H. Jesse Walker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume is the result of an initiative of the Commission on the Coastal Environment of the International Geographical Union. The initial concept from which the plan has proceeded was presented at the 24th International Geographical Congress in Japan in 1980. AUTHORSHIP AND COVERAGE All of the articles in this volume have been written by specialists familiar with the coastal segment discussed. Nearly all have been prepared by citizens of the country (and, for that matter, even each subregion) considered. In the case of exceptions (e.g. Suriname), the authors have conducted fieldwork on the coast of the country they treat. In order to preserve the "on-the-spot" integrity of the volume, it was decided not to fill in the blanks along the world's coastline with library researched chapters. Thus, coverage is variable. Nearly every coastal country in Europe is represented whereas for Africa and South America there are major gaps. In addition, there are 2 instances of overlap. In the case of England (with a shoreline of nearly 3,000 km) a complementary chapter on Lincolnshire (with a shoreline of only 155 km) is included. The other case is the general article on the Baltic Coast of the USSR which is supported by chapters on Estonia and Lithuania.
At 11 P . M . hurricane season , moved up the East Coast to strike ( EST ) , " Carol
" was centered near latitude 36°N . , Long Island and ... the rate of forward moved
inland over Long Island and New England . motion as it passed north -
northeastward along the In these areas its ... sixty deaths and 1000 injur - m . p . h
. , brought the center over extreme eastern ies , considerably less than the 1938 storm .
Collection of the monthly climatological reports of the United States by state or region, with monthly and annual national summaries.
All of these northeast coast hurricanes are rapidly moving storms , some of them ,
notably the New England Hurricane of 1938 , and Hazel 1954 , exceptionally so .
Thus they have the corresponding typical asymmetry of the destructive ...
The lowest pressure reported from a land station was 27.94 , shown at a Coast
Guard station , Bellport , on the south shore of Long Island . At New Haven the
sea - level pressure fell to 28.11 and at Hartford to 28.04 . It seems that the center
Tsunamis are waves generated by disturbances on the ocean floor caused most
commonly by earthquakes. ... NEW ENGLAND, 1938 A powerful September hurricane slammed into the south shore of Long Island in 1938 as a strong
Author: C. Donald Ahrens
Publisher: Cengage Learning
METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
New England hurricane September 21, 1938 Long Island, New York, and
Providence, Rhode Island Wrong ... On Long Island's southern beach, as
residents tried to cope by putting up shutters and fastening windows, they
suddenly found their ...
Author: Angus Macleod Gunn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history
(He disappeared, drowned while repairing his boat on the New England coast
during the September 1938 hurricane.) Garber: “I am a very happy man. I am a
simple man....I am enthusiastic about my painting. I have few theories about it....I
Author: John Lukacs
Publisher: Open Road Media
In a career spanning more than sixty-five years, John Lukacs has established himself as one of our most accomplished historians. Now, in the stimulating book History and the Human Condition, Lukacs offers his profound reflections on the very nature of history, the role of the historian, the limits of knowledge, and more. Guiding us on a quest for knowledge, Lukacs ranges far and wide over the past two centuries. The pursuit takes us from Alexis de Tocqueville to the atomic bomb, from American “exceptionalism” to Nazi expansionism, from the closing of the American frontier to the passing of the modern age. Lukacs’s insights about the past have important implications for the present and future. In chronicling the twentieth-century decline of liberalism and rise of conservatism, for example, he forces us to rethink the terms of the liberal-versus-conservative debate. In particular, he shows that what passes for “conservative” in the twenty-first century often bears little connection to true conservatism. Lukacs concludes by shifting his gaze from the broad currents of history to the world immediately around him. His reflections on his home, his town, his career, and his experiences as an immigrant to the United States illuminate deeper truths about America, the unique challenges of modernity, the sense of displacement and atomization that increasingly characterizes twenty-first-century life, and much more. Moving and insightful, this closing section focuses on the human in history, masterfully displaying how right Lukacs is in his contention that history, at its best, is personal and participatory. History and the Human Condition is a fascinating work by one of the finest historians of our time. More than that, it is perhaps John Lukacs’s final word on the great themes that have defined him as a historian and a writer.
on. the. effects. of. coastal. engineering. structures. and. beach. restoration.
methods. after. storms,. Westhampton ... the shoreline of southern Long Island
was the major (category 3+) 21 September 1938 Long Island–New England Hurricane.
Author: Joseph T. Kelley
Publisher: Geological Society of America
"Sea level is rising, and yet Americans continue to develop beaches with little regard. In this volume, a group of coastal geologists discusses the startling saga of ten U.S. East and Gulf Coast shoreline communities (plus Puerto Rico and some western Europe strands) and the problems created by their inevitable interaction with natural processes in this highly dynamic geologic environment. The authors discuss the geologic context of the hazards of each site as the history of societal responses and their environmental impacts. Response to the natural coastal processes that threaten lives and buildings is carried out in a context of local, state and national politics with fixed short-term engineering solutions (beach replenishment, seawalls) generally favored over longer-term approaches (moving back, prohibition of seawalls). This essential GSA Special Paper foreshadows the impending rise of sea level and the myriad of shoreline responses and political controversies it will provoke."--Publisher's description.
In 1887 the Gate City hit the same ledge , but stayed on , and no one was lost .
The Boston Post , February 9 , 1884 . Estimates run from 99 to 107 on the number
drowned . Frank Leslie ' s Illustrated ... New England Hurricane , ( 1938 ) p . 121 .
Before 1938, many people thought that it was almost impossible for a hurricane
to strike the Atlantic coast as far north as New England. Before then, the big
storms had mostly concentrated on the state of Florida. In fact, they were known
From 1938 to 1960 seven hurricanes missed Florida entirely, blasting north along
the East Coast, from North Carolina to New England, even as far north as
Labrador! A couple of heavy storms in 2010 also swerved and went up the East Coast ...
Author: John Howells
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Where to Retire offers the best advice not only on where to relocate in the retirement years, but why people should pick up and move just as life is settling down. Retirement guru John Howells provides well-researched and completely revised and updated information on how to find the ideal home base for the retirement years. To help the decision-making process, the author offers a list of items to consider when selecting the ideal community: safety; climate; housing availability; cultural and recreation opportunities in the area; social compatibility; affordability; medical care; distance from relatives and friends; transportation; and jobs and/or volunteer opportunities. Howells gives readers clear snapshots of life in hundreds of the most affordable, comfortable, and stimulating places to retire in the United States, including locations in Florida, California, the Pacific Northwest, the Gulf Coast, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, the Southwest, and the Rockies. This guide tells not how to retire, but where readers can retire happily.
This hurricane , when off Cape Hatteras , had the greatest energy of any known hurricane along the Atlantic Coast , including that of September 1938. However ,
the 1944 hurricane , when it struck New England , was not nearly as serious as ei